Luxury train travel portal, Indian Luxury Trains, added Mahaparinirvan Express to its already impressive lineup of luxury trains. Come next year and the Mahaparinirvan Express will begin its season on January 12.
The train is scheduled for a couple of journeys a month till March 2013 and features a 7 night, 8 day journey that takes passengers to 7 prominent Buddhist pilgrim destinations like Gaya and Bodhgaya, Kushinagar, Lumbini, Shravasti and others. After it introduced the Fairy Queen a couple of days ago, this is the second train Indian Luxury Trains has added in as many days. The train is believed to provide a unique cultural insight in the Buddhist culture with its insightful journey and is already a hit with Budhhist devotees.
It is also noteworthy that the Mahaparinirvan Express is priced considerably lower when compared to other Indian luxury trains such as the Maharaja’s Express, Palace on Wheels, the The Golden Chariot and the Deccan Odyssey. Passengers have 4 seating options – ranging from AC first class to AC three tier – and tariffs range from $770-1120 for the entire journey.